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California Coastal Access Guide
By California Coastal Commission

California Coastal Access Guide

6th Revised edition

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California Coastal Access Guide by California Coastal Commission

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The California coast, from the majestic redwoods and rocky shores in the north to the palm trees and wide, sandy beaches in the south, is an area of unsurpassed beauty and diversity. This revised and expanded sixth edition of the "California Coastal Access Guide" is an essential handbook for both new and seasoned visitors exploring California's majestic 1,100-mile shoreline. With up-to-date maps and information, it is a valuable guide for all beach goers - hikers, campers, swimmers, divers, wheelchair users, joggers, and boaters - detailing where to go, how to get there, and what facilities and environment to expect.The Guide contains: information on more than 890 public access coastal areas; clear descriptions of campgrounds, trails, recreation areas, transportation, and parking; addresses, phone numbers, websites, transit information, and hours of use; information on wheelchair-accessible facilities; easy-to-read charts listing facilities and topographical features; 125 updated maps providing directions and driving distances; 15 full-color county maps; and, more than 300 illustrations.Also contained in this handbook is extensive information on environmental issues, updated to account for changing ecological conditions and conservation strategies. Feature articles cover a broad range of topics, including natural history, marine and coastal wildlife, environmental issues, and sports and recreation. Over thirty years ago California voters approved an initiative that led to the creation of the California Coastal Commission.Later, the California Coastal Act of 1976 established the Commission as a permanent state agency with a mission to protect, maintain, and enhance the quality of the coastal environment. One of the Commission's principal goals is to maintain public access and public recreational opportunities along the coast in a way consistent with environmental preservation. "The California Coastal Access Guide", which was created with these objectives in mind, will prove indispensable to anyone with a desire to explore the magnificent diversity of California's beaches.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520240988
ISBN-10: 0520240987
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 280mm x 19mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 22-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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California Coastal Access Guide by California Coastal Commission California Coastal Access Guide, Paperback (September 2014)

From the majestic redwoods and rocky shores in the north to the palm trees and wide, sandy beaches in the south, the California coast, is an area of unsurpassed beauty and diversity. This book is suitable for both new and seasoned visitors exploring California's majestic 1,271-mile shoreline.

Beaches and Parks from San Francisco to Monterey by California Coastal Commission Beaches and Parks from San Francisco to Monterey, Paperback (March 2012)

A guide for visitors - sightseers, hikers, swimmers, surfers, campers, birders, boaters, and anglers - who want to explore California's fabulous shoreline. It describes some 350 shoreline destinations, including every known publicly accessible beach along the coast of Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, and Monterey Counties.

Beaches and Parks in Southern California by California Coastal Commission Beaches and Parks in Southern California, Paperback (May 2009)

Stretching from Malibu to the Mexican border, Southern California's coast is justifiably famous. This guide features well-known beaches of soft, golden sand. It describes rocky shores and tide pools, hidden pocket beaches, historic lighthouses, the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, and much more.

Beaches and Parks from Monterey to Ventura by California Coastal Commission Beaches and Parks from Monterey to Ventura, Paperback (April 2007)

Between Monterey Bay and Ventura County's Santa Monica Mountains lie some of California's most spectacular coastal destinations. This guide includes descriptions of more than 310 beaches, parks, campgrounds, nature preserves, natural history museums, and outdoor recreation sites on or near the coast; and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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